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Thailand reports significant drop in COVID-19 infections

 

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Thailand reported 586 new coronavirus cases on Friday.

 

Nearly all of the new cases were again discovered during testing of migrant workers at quarantine facilities and hospitals in Samut Sakhon.

 

Of the new cases, 526 were discovered in Samut Sakhon via active contact tracing, while 47  were found from people reporting to hospital. 13 cases were imported from people entering quarantine.

 

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) also reported that 533 people were discharged from hospital having made a full recovery.

 

7,234 people remain in hospital or held in a migrant worker quarantine centre. No new deaths were  reported

 

Friday’s cases bring the total number of COVID-19 infections in Thailand to 22,644, with 79 deaths. 

 

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so today 525, the last few days over 800.

for the last month figures are 200-900.

with the coming wave of burmese escaping marshal law there well might be hundreds of thousands illegal immigrants, from which some 10% positive. There won't be tested and quarantined on entry, exactly as those, who came to samut sakhon in the autumn.  But now it can be on a larger scale

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47 minutes ago, AmySeeker said:

It's all over. 

 

You know it, i know it, they know it, we all know it. The virus is out. 

 

No problem as long as they keep the effective R0 below 1 outside of Samut Sakhon. So far so good. Just a couple of flair ups here and there.

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Not this ish again.

 

One swallow does not a summer make.

 

One down day, likely because of lower testing rather than lower positive results, and all the knuckleheads come out again saying how great Thailand has done, no exponential growth and it's over...

 

..until the next big testing day.

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No surprise numbers dropping, testing less, figures were steady 10000 test a day, now up and down, Feb 2nd, just 3k. Latest figure back up to 10k. Have to remember figures reported can be from tests done up to a week ago aswell.

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On another site I see 18 new walk-in cases reported in Bangkok over the past day, after several days of 3 to 8 per day, so from the City of Angels it doesn't seem like numbers are dropping. We'll see what tomorrow brings. Still, for the greater Bangkok area, it does seem like less than one new case per million inhabitants every day; but I know, little testing being done.

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Numbers up, numbers down. Its getting to the point where i really don't care

 

Overall Thailands numbers were down from the previous day, by 40% (ish) but Bangkoks numbers were up by 500%, from 3 to 18 (all walk in cases apparently), makes you wonder what active testing in Bangkok would unearth. 

 

But as i said its getting to the point where i could not care less. Still its Friday and the weekend is here - time for a few beers and some food, a much more valuable and rewarding use of ones time. 

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what is it with testing here?no matter what anyone in medicine says here or internationally ,the fact is they are so reticent to test on a wide scale,trying to find a govt testing centre is so difficult.overseas everyones testing as much as possible to stop the disease spread or at least track it.it should be widespread and free .what is it with govt here and not acting about anything,doing anything or giving something away for free is almost an allergic reaction,theres loads of money ask the sub buyers etc

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17 minutes ago, bkk6060 said:

If the walk in positives are Bangkok and seem to be increasing that is disturbing with the holidays next weekend

they were probably rushed in, by members of family driving them in free of charge

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1 hour ago, Petey11 said:

No surprise numbers dropping, testing less, figures were steady 10000 test a day, now up and down, Feb 2nd, just 3k. Latest figure back up to 10k. Have to remember figures reported can be from tests done up to a week ago aswell.

And in a Bangkok Newspaper this Morning, ( Article - " Factory Staff to be monitored " )there was an article that was saying how expensive all the testing was becoming for the Government, and that cheaper ways had to be found to test all these people.

They have only been testing 10,000 per day at a published price between 2,000 -3,000 Baht per test, in the West, Countries are testing 10 times these numbers every Day.

Now the CCSAA are bitching about having to continue with 2000 tests per Day, saying a comprimise has to be sought between mass testing and costs.

I find this response by the Thai Authorities to the Covid situation far worse than any words I can put together

 

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1 hour ago, Enzian said:

On another site I see 18 new walk-in cases reported in Bangkok over the past day, after several days of 3 to 8 per day, so from the City of Angels it doesn't seem like numbers are dropping. We'll see what tomorrow brings. Still, for the greater Bangkok area, it does seem like less than one new case per million inhabitants every day; but I know, little testing being done.

If there were 18 walk-ins, there are 100s, if not 1000s of people with no or mild symptoms. All contagious.

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6 minutes ago, Cake Monster said:

And in a Bangkok Newspaper this Morning, ( Article - " Factory Staff to be monitored " )there was an article that was saying how expensive all the testing was becoming for the Government, and that cheaper ways had to be found to test all these people.

They have only been testing 10,000 per day at a published price between 2,000 -3,000 Baht per test, in the West, Countries are testing 10 times these numbers every Day.

Now the CCSAA are bitching about having to continue with 2000 tests per Day, saying a comprimise has to be sought between mass testing and costs.

I find this response by the Thai Authorities to the Covid situation far worse than any words I can put together

 

That really says it all.

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3 minutes ago, dcnx said:

If there were 18 walk-ins, there are 100s, if not 1000s of people with no or mild symptoms. All contagious.

There are possibly Thousands of people in Thailand as you describe.

They will not go to the Hospital unless they are really, really sick, because they will be admitted and have to undergo Quarantine Etc Etc Etc and be parted from their Families and Work.

I am not at all sure how the Thai Walk ins stand about having to pay for Testing/ Medical Attention / Quarantine Etc.

Somebody will inform us for sure.

 

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17 minutes ago, Cake Monster said:

And in a Bangkok Newspaper this Morning, ( Article - " Factory Staff to be monitored " )there was an article that was saying how expensive all the testing was becoming for the Government, and that cheaper ways had to be found to test all these people.

They have only been testing 10,000 per day at a published price between 2,000 -3,000 Baht per test, in the West, Countries are testing 10 times these numbers every Day.

Now the CCSAA are bitching about having to continue with 2000 tests per Day, saying a comprimise has to be sought between mass testing and costs.

I find this response by the Thai Authorities to the Covid situation far worse than any words I can put together

 

Couldn't the workers be tested on entering the factory . When I enter 7/11, super shopping malls one is tested. Even at the local rural market people are tested. Temperature testing ,hand sanitized. The market has a ribbon around it allowing for one passage way in to it.

 

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17 minutes ago, dcnx said:

If there were 18 walk-ins, there are 100s, if not 1000s of people with no or mild symptoms. All contagious.

 

Why?  The current scientifically confirmed percentage of true asymptomatic cases is 17% worldwide.  And,  asymptomatic cases are less that half as likely to infect.

 

So your 1000s boils down to ~1.5 people.  Also consider they do test asymptomatic cases when people are alerted by the thai and maw chana apps or a subject of the tracing systems.

 

As I said, all they need to do is keep the RO low enough everywhere out  outside the infected district in Samut Sakhon. 

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28 minutes ago, Cake Monster said:

There are possibly Thousands of people in Thailand as you describe.

They will not go to the Hospital unless they are really, really sick, because they will be admitted and have to undergo Quarantine Etc Etc Etc and be parted from their Families and Work.

I am not at all sure how the Thai Walk ins stand about having to pay for Testing/ Medical Attention / Quarantine Etc.

Somebody will inform us for sure.

All walk-ins who have reason to be tested are tested for free, even in private hospitals. When a doctor wants to perform a test, they contact a central data system for an id code. Even the hospital does not pay.

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41 minutes ago, PGSan said:
3 hours ago, rabas said:

the effective R0 below 1 

What is this R0 please?   When is it effective?

When it is infective.

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3 hours ago, Rockhound said:

Some plots to ponder.   All Thailand data - except the last one which is the US.  I didn't mean to include that one - but since it's there...

I flunked graphs at school... 

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4 hours ago, internationalism said:

so today 525, the last few days over 800.

for the last month figures are 200-900.

with the coming wave of burmese escaping marshal law there well might be hundreds of thousands illegal immigrants, from which some 10% positive. There won't be tested and quarantined on entry, exactly as those, who came to samut sakhon in the autumn.  But now it can be on a larger scale

@internationalism   doom monger. you should get a job with the WHO

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